The Physics Room – office

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Its gallery space is now located next to Christchurch Art Gallery’s Design Shop on Worcester Boulevard, with the management team located across the road in the Arts Centre’s Registry building 

The Physics Room’s Library

Based in central Christchurch since 1996, The Physics Room is a charitable trust that:

  • assists art practitioners with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professional and creative development
  • encourages a greater acknowledgement, understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders
  • actively seeks links between the arts and other areas of cultural production
  • involves art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate.

Office opening hours and location

Gallery opening hours and location

Contact details

Image gallery

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Object Show

31 January - 3 March 2019

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Floral Collective by Kieran Fensom

2 - 26 February 2019

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New Music Central – Mukhlisa

18 February 2019

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Lynne Lambert: Glass Half Empty – Glass Half Full

19 February - 3 March 2019

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Design Assembly business workshop

20 February 2019

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every Friday from 22 February 2019

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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New Music Central – Poetry as Song

25 February 2019

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Indigo dye and shibori workshops

2 & 3 March 2019

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New Music Central – Lawrence Axelrod (USA)

4 March 2019

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Birds of a Feather exhibition

4 - 10 March 2019

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New Music Central – Berlin to Broadway

11 March 2019

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New Music Central – The Court Jesters

25 March 2019

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New Music Central – David McGregor

1 April 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Hire the Great Hall

Make your next event great

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